Blog: Lauren Myracle withdraws from National Book Award finalists

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Author Lauren Myracle has withdrawn her novel, Shine from the 2011 National Book Awards. The novel was a finalist in the Young People’s Literature category.

Shine was among the first five finalists announced live on Oct. 12; later that day, a sixth book, Chime by Franny Billingsley, was added to the list. National Book Foundation executive director Harold Augenbraum explained the addition: “We made a mistake, there was a miscommunication.”

Myracle was asked to withdraw by the National Book Foundation “to preserve the integrity of the award and the judges’ work.”

Source: Los Angeles Times.

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